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  • More than 1300 delegates attend 22nd UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu

    Sep 15,More than 1300 delegates from over 130 countries attended the opening of the 22nd session of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assemblyin Chengdu, China. During the event, the priorities of the Organization for 2018-2019, the transformation of the UNWTO Code of Ethics for Tourism into an International Convention and the impact of technology on tourism will centre the discussions. On the agenda of the Assembly is also the election of the Secretary General for the next four years. “China is...

    North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

    Sep 15,North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, its second such provocative move in weeks. South Korea’s military said the missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe said his country would “never tolerate” North Korea’s dangerous actions. “If North Korea continues to walk down this path, it has no bright future,” he said in a statement. Image copyrightEPAImage captionPM Shinzo...

    Qatar Airways launches service to Adana, Turkey

    SEP 13,QATAR – Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for service to Turkey by launching direct flights to the southern city of Adana, the airline’s fourth route to the country. The new three-times–a-week service is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to the capital Ankara, and services to historic Istanbul’s two main airports. From 6 November 2017, Qatar Airways will operate an Airbus A320, with 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class on flights...

    Air China launches Beijing – Athens non-stop route

    SEP 13,BEIJING – On 30 September 2017, Air China will launch a new non-stop route between Beijing and Athens. The service will be operated twice a week with Airbus 330-200 aircraft, reducing the journey time between Beijing and Athens to just 10.5 hours. Passengers travelling to Athens can enjoy convenient connections to Santorini, Zakynthos and other popular Greek tourist destinations. Athens is a city with an epic history and an unsurpassed and enduring cultural legacy. Even today, much of the city’s architectural heritage...

    Cylinder bomb goes off in Mahottari

    Mahottari, Sept 12: An improvised explosive device (IED) went off last night in Gaushala municipality – 8 of Mahottari district – a week before the third phase of local polls. The gas cylinder bomb was detonated by an unidentified group at a corn field belonging to local resident, Umesh Mahato, District Police Office, Mahottari said. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Deepak Pokharel, said a round ring, clothe and motorbike tyre were found burning over the cylinder bomb when the...

    Video x-ray service introduced in Jajarkot’s ultra remote villages

    Jajarkot, Sept 11: A health post located at an ultra remote village in Jajarkot is now equipped with the facility of video x-ray service. The Dilli Health Post located at Triveni Nalgadh municipality ward no 7 has launched the video x-ray service. The locals of eight villages including the Triveni Nalgadh municipality, Barkot rural municipality’s Tallo Dolpa and the western rim of Rukum can now use the service. The video x-ray service was introduced with the economic support from...

    Information Minister says electoral atmosphere now all – pervasive

    Nawalparasi, Sept 10: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has spoken of the all – pervasive electoral atmosphere in the country. Speaking to journalists on Saturday evening at Bardaghat of Nawalparasi here, Minister Basnet added that the elections to the parliament and provincial assemblies will be held as per the schedule after the local polls in Province no 2. He noted that the country has now advanced into the federal state structure with the local level polls....

    Bomb explosion at election candidate’s house

    Dhanusha, Sept 8: An unidentified group has set off an improvised explosive device (IED) at the house of an election candidate at Dhanushadham Municipality here last night. A person trespassed into the compound of the house of Prakshya Shah Malla at Dhanushadham on Thursday night and exploded the IED. Malla is contesting in the local level election to the post of mayor of Dhanushadham Municipality on a Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) ticket. Security has been tightened in Dhanushadham after...

    Five municipalities’ chiefs to leave for Korea

    Pokhara, Sept 8: Man Bahadur GC, mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolis, leading a 10-member team is leaving for Korea to take part the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) & Mayors’ Forum. The Summit will be held from 10 to 13 September in Daejeon, the New Hub City of Korea. The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum, initiated by Brisbane City Council, is recognized as the region’s leading business and government forum for managing cities and urban development. The...

    Agro cold store construction

    Damg, Sept 7: Farmers of the Rapti rural municipality do not need to roam in markets for the sale of their agro products and purchase of seeds, fertilizers and agriculture inputs. The farmers’ woes have come to an end for the sale and purchase of agro items after the construction of cold store with the financial support from the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project Super Zone. The cold store was constructed with the financial assistance of Rs 2.64 from...

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